Daily Burn Decision
The burn decision is made for agricultural and other outdoor burning that have permits from Ecology. For online information about burning, please see the Agricultural Burning page and the Outdoor Burning page.
How to find today's burn decision:
Burn decisions are found at two locations:
The Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane is responsible for the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla and Whitman. Call (509) 329-3400 for questions concerning these counties.
The Central Regional Office (CRO) in Yakima is responsible for the following counties: Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan. Call (509) 575-2490 for questions concerning these counties.
If you are not sure what burn zone you are in, look at the burn zone maps on our permitting page.
Special Burn Decision
Sometimes special conditions exist, and we call what is known as a "metered burn." This means that specific acreage is allowed to burn. Instructions for a metered burn will be given by the message at 1-800-406-5322 or through the listserv.
How We Make the Daily Burn Decision
Burn days are determined using many different tools including:
2. Existing Air Quality
3. Permitted Acreage
By burning only on days with good ventilation, people are less likely to smoke out neighbors and other people.
Contact Us for these counties: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Contact Us for these counties: Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan counties
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